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Sebastian Pruiti's NBA Playbook blog takes a look at the Toronto Raptors' crazy comeback against the Boston Celtics.

Before you get too excited about Andrea Bargnani's last few games, remember this is the same player who ranks third on Arturo Galletti's list of the 100 Worst Players in the NBA since 1978.

Bryan Colangelo talks about the trade with the New Orleans Hornets, which sheds light on expiring deals in the NBA. And, most importantly, Rick Kamla and Dennis Scott discuss the fantasy implications.

The Score's Holly MacKenzie chats with Ben Golliver from Blazersedge and CBS Sports about newest Raptor Jerryd Bayless.

Rookie Ed Davis embarks on a rehabilitation and conditioning assignment.

As ESPN's Bill Simmons notes in his NBA Western Conference retro preview, Colangelo had a choice between paying Beasley $11 million for two years (with a qualifying offer of $8.1 million in 2012-13) or signing Amir Johnson for $34 million for five years … and chose Johnson!? Did he suffer a head injury right before the 2006 draft and not tell us?

Would you have guessed the Raptors were among the surprise teams of the young season? Basketball-Reference.com thinks so.

The Raptors move up one spot in Courtside Analyst's NBA Power Index and Basketball-Reference.com's Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings. They've also moved up quite a bit in the NBeh? blog's team stats update.

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